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Aldon Smith Arrested: 49ers Linebacker Busted For DUI

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49ers rookie and rising star Aldon Smith was arrested on Friday night and charged with DUI in Miami Beach, CBSMiami.com reports.

KTVU in Oakland reported that the 23-year-old was booked on DUI charges shortly after 9:30 a.m. EST on Saturday morning and his bond was set at $1,000.

At approximately 1 a.m. EST, a message from Smith's twitter account suggests he was out enjoying the nightlife.

Drafted seventh overall out of the University of Missouri, Smith nearly broke the rookie record with 14 sacks.

Paired with fellow former MIssouri star Justin Smith, the two were dominant all season and helped make the 49ers' defense become one of the best in the league.

UPDATE: The 49ers issued a statement on Smith's arrest on the team's official Twitter page.

"The 49ers are aware of the recent matter involving Aldon Smith. We take these issues very seriously, but will reserve further comment at this time, as this is an ongoing legal matter. The 49ers will continue to gather the facts and monitor the developments closely."

CORRECTION: An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated the location of KTVU and the 2011 league leader in sacks.

 
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